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Crisis Intervention Program

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is a Federally funded program that assists individuals and families who are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis. A household is considered to be in a crisis if it is currently experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life threatening or health related emergency and sufficient, timely and appropriate assistance is not available from any other source. Life threatening is defined as a household which has no heating or cooling source or has a disconnect notice for their primary heating or cooling service and the health or well being of a household member would be in danger if the heating or cooling crisis was not alleviated. Each household should be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if there is a heating or cooling crisis.

Applications are taken beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 or until the CIP allocation is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Households that meet the following criteria may be eligible:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Meet the income test
  • Have an energy related crisis
  • Have a utility statement that shows how much is owed to alleviate the crisis

Eligibility

The following chart describes the Crisis Intervention Program Eligibility Requirements.

Eligibility Requirement What's Needed How Often
Citizenship/ Eligible Alien Verification of citizenship/eligible alien status via Immigration and Naturalization Service At application
Social Security Number, when available Valid social security card or number At application
Heating or Cooling Expense Copy of bills At application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crisis Intervention Program Income Levels Based on 150% of Federal Poverty Level

How to Apply

Contact your local Department of Social Services to complete the application process and for additional information on CIP.

Contact

For more information please contact your local Department of Social Services or contact us.